Kingsley Accepts Invitation To Nike Academy
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas men’s basketball rising senior Moses Kingsley has accepted an invitation to the Nike Basketball Academy, a prestigious five-day event on July 24-28 in Los Angeles with the top 20 college players in the country.
In an effort to create a premium and seamless basketball experience with the game’s elite, Nike launched the Nike Basketball Academy in 2015. Comprised of some of the best high school athletes and select college basketball players, The Academy allows the sport’s brightest players to compete against the best competition and learn from the game’s greatest players.
Shifting from three skills academies to one, The Academy is a tailor-made experience for guards, wings and big men all under one roof. By creating a seamless experience, the Nike Basketball Academy will allow the best players in the country to compete against the best competition, while receiving guidance from Nike Basketball’s biggest stars, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Anthony Davis and many more.
Kingsley tested the waters in the 2016 NBA Draft, but withdrew his name from consideration to return to Arkansas for his senior year. He earned 2015-16 second team All-SEC honors and was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team after averaging 15.9 points per game and 9.3 rebounds per contest. Kingsley was one of eight high-major players with 16 double-doubles on the year and was named one of 10 finalists for the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award as the nation’s top center.
The Abuja, Nigeria, native finished the regular season as one of five high-major players in the country averaging at least 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. He recorded a block in 31 of 32 games and ranked second in the SEC with 76 blocks on the year. Kingsley was one of three players in the nation with multiple games of 20 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks last season and he scored in double figures in 29 of 31 games.
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